Foundation Golf Tourney

First National Bank, along with the RCC Foundation, raised $24,050 through the annual golf tournament.

Alumna Spotlight: Renee Vaden

Renee Vaden’s Associate in Science in Business degree in 1982 launched a decades-long career.

Tri-City donates to RCC

Tri-City Automotive has provided a $1,500 scholarship to RCC.

Brooke Beeson, Class of 2000

Alumnus Brooke Beeson heads radiology for large hospital.

First Citizens donates to CWD

Rockingham Community College President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw, center, accepts a $50,000 check from the Robert P. Holding Foundation, presented by First Citizens Bank Vice President/Business Banker Mike Meitl, at left, and First Citizens Wealth Management Vice President Darren Morton, at right. The donation will go toward the new Center for Workforce Development on campus. “A  Read More

Rakestraws donate to CWD

Rockingham Community College President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw, at left, accepts a $437,000 check from Charles Rakestraw on behalf of the Rakestraw Family, in support of RCC’s new Center for Workforce Development. “Ten years ago, I-73 was the most important thing in the county. Now, it’s workforce development training,” Rakestraw said. “It helps recruit industry to the county, and to retain  Read More

Golf tournament raises $26,890

The Rockingham Community College Foundation squeezed in an additional Benefit Golf Tournament on May 19, 2022, less than a year after its 31st annual tournament in September 2021. Held at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville, the event raised $26,890. The Foundation thanks the following tournament sponsors: Major Sponsor:  First National Bank Gold Eagle Sponsors: ADW  Read More

Rieger writes winning essay

Kylee Rieger, an English Language/Literature student from Greensboro won the $500 first-place prize with her essay about how RCC exceeded her expectations in a short period of time.

Employees, tourney bring in $36k

The Rockingham Community College Foundation brought in more than $36,000 in the last few months, thanks to RCC employee donors, golfers, and sponsors. Employee Support Each fall, the Foundation hosts a campus fund drive, through which faculty and staff can make donations, either directly or through payroll deduction. The drive, held for a few weeks  Read More

Welding students earn certifications

RCC students who gained their Gas Metal Arc Welding certifications are, from left, Michael Walker, Harrison Hackley, Eric Craig, Logan Snead, Lucas Cain, Kolby Bullins, and Annie Tredway.Earning their Flux Core Arc Welding certifications are RCC students, from left, from left, Michael Walker, Harrison Hackley, Eric Craig, Logan Snead, Lucas Cain, Christian Hill, and Annie  Read More

Campus grants recap

Tina Hamlin, a GED student at Rockingham Community College, worked as a caregiver for years, but quit her job to focus on going to school. She started in fall 2020 and graduated in July 2021. “She has shown extraordinary strides in her learning, has great attendance, is very positive, and plans to continue into the  Read More

Short-term training scholarships available

Students in many short-term programs at Rockingham Community College have access to scholarships this fall. Students in these 96+ hour workforce training programs are not eligible for federal assistance such as Pell grants. “Our community colleges are strengthening North Carolina’s position in the global marketplace, and we will lead the state’s economic recovery,” said Thomas  Read More

Student Success: Angela Knight

Angela Knight spent years working in the printing industry, for Veneer Graphics in Eden. “But back around the time mills were closing, we closed too. At the time, I was a single mother and had to do something quick,” Knight said.  She landed in Nursing. “It was serendipitous. Sometimes you think it’s the end of  Read More

Student Success: Roberto Reyes

Asthma. It is no trip in the park to suffer from that condition, especially for a child. Growing up in Chicago and moving to Eden as soon as he hit his teen years, Roberto Reyes has always lived with it. But he never let it stop him. By the time he was out of high  Read More

Student Success: Carson Wray

Approaching his 2020 graduation from Morehead High School, Carson Wray was set on heading to Tennessee to pursue diesel mechanics. “But I started getting offers for baseball, and then our season got cut short,” he said. “I wanted to continue to get the offers, so I decided to come to RCC and take welding.” Working  Read More

Every dollar counts in RCC Foundation campaign

Through the generosity of donors, the Rockingham Community College Foundation helps students achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Foundation awarded $170,000 in scholarships. Donations are also used for campus projects that help students, such as paying for costly licensure exams and short-term training to prepare students to  Read More

Cresenzos create Jennifer Tulloch memorial scholarship

A scholarship has been established with the RCC Foundation in memory of a former Rockingham Community College employee. Jennifer Tulloch joined the College in 2006, serving as Director of Phlebotomy and Surgical Technology. Following a year-long battle with lung cancer, she resigned in July 2019, and died from complications of her cancer treatments just a  Read More

Foundation Update podcast

Rockingham Community College Foundation Executive Director Kim Pryor talks with local journalist Mike Moore about the Foundation, what it does, and the community campaign that is about to begin.

Heather Goins wins RCC Foundation essay contest

Heather Goins won the annual RCC Foundation essay contest. Each year, Rockingham Community College students are challenged to tell their story through an essay, for a chance to win a monetary prize from the RCC Foundation. This year’s theme was “RCC: The Best Choice for Me.” Gibsonville resident Heather Goins won first place with an  Read More

3 pass medical reimbursement specialist program, certification exam

Congratulations to our students who have completed the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) course at Rockingham Community College, Sherry Doolin, Jennifer Stanley and Barbara Worthington. Each of these students successfully passed the industry-recognized CMRS certification exam through the American Medical Billing Association as well. Worthington does not have a history in insurance and billing but  Read More

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